Stories

Discover more about Scotland’s heritage and how we’re working to protect it.

A royal visit to Falkland Palace in the spring of 1562

With the release of the new Mary Queen of Scots film this month, we’ve imagined how a royal visit to Falkland Palace, said to be one of Mary’s favourite residences, might have involved the people who worked there.

Scenery’s supporting role for Mary Queen of Scots

Scotland’s most famous glen features in the new Mary Queen of Scots film.

Open for winter

Winter need not be the stay-at-home season. Make the most of the shorter days with our helpful guide to what’s open this winter.

A warm Highland welcome awaits you this winter – and all year round!

Wonderful landscapes, wildlife, walks and cosy places to warm up in – many of the Trust’s places in the Highlands stay open all year round to make your visit even more memorable.

Bringing people closer to nature

At number 44 on our 100 Ways list is bringing people closer to nature by building a new nature hide at Crathes Castle.

Snowdrops at Branklyn

Discover the full range of snowdrops to see at Branklyn Garden this winter

BBC’s vintage day of antiques at Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle shines in the BBC1 flagship show in 20 January episode

A crewel encounter

Crewel work, synonymous with Jacobean embroidery, has a long history, which is revealed through some embroidery panels discovered at Crathes Castle.